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    November 2, 2012
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landfall. the storm has claimed at least 90 lives. 11 in maryland. 2 in virginia. 4,000 homes and businesses wow pouter up and down the eastern seaboard. down from a peak of 8.5 million. most outages in new york metro area. tomorrow, janet napolitano will join fema in staten island, new york, for a first-hand look of the damage there. transportation secretary ray lahood will go to new jersey to help with the recovery effort there. almost everyone back to school and work in our area. still one delay. pendleton county schools on a two-hour delay this morning. the county had to deal with days of power outages following the storm. good morning, welcome to news 4 today. >> and it is friday, november 2, 2012. a live look out over the nation's capital this morning. 44 degrees outside our studios, we're in for a chilly stretch of weather. >> tom kieran with more on the forecast.
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>> this is what sandy is doing. drawing cold air down from canada bringing in this unusual chill for early november. it does feel more like a winter morning. you will need your winter coat. the little specks of again, getting a few scattered sprinkles, not as widespread as they were yesterday. out over the panhandle of west virginia and maryland. some places getting a few snow flurries and areas in dark blue, only near freezing now, much of western maryland and western virginia where they got the heavy snow. thousands without power there. and frederick county, into washington county. thousands without power. much of maryland, much of virginia in the 30s this morning. eastern shore, milder, in the low 40s. potomac, 44. throughout the day, you will need your winter coat. the winds increase during the afternoon, partly cloudy, gusts of wind around 20 to 25 miles an hour. to the northwest as we climb to
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the mid 50s by mid afternoon. i'll be back with the friday evening planner, first four traffic with danella. >> good morning, tom. let's start the report looking at the rails. taking the vre/fredericksburg line, experiencing equipment problems. metro running on or close to schedule. roadways, delays at i-270. southbound 109. heavy on the brakes, from fredericksburg. you continue to germantown area. not bad at all. germantown southbound, clear as you connect to the beltway. northbound, no issues at all. back over to you. 6:02. more than 1,000 dom mimon very grows will head to new jersey. news 4's meagan mcgrath live at national harbor where utility workers preparing to head out
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for this critical mission. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we're in a parking lot right outside the gaylord hotel. staging area for crews. take a look, see the trucks lined up, ready to go heading out, first wave later on this morning between 7:30 and 8:00. headed to new jersey, going to the blue claw stadium in lakewood, new jersey. where they will get marching orders, assignments and help restore power to the devastated area. as you can imagine, so much damage in new jersey. facing real challenges with fuel shortages and the like. so they will be bringing a lot of the stuff they need with them. you can see up on the truck, a lot of the fuses and things that they are likely going to have to replace and the situations they are presented with up there. they are traveling with their own diesel truck. they need gasoline up and running so they can to their job and help folks out. long hours facing these crews, about 1,500 going up to new
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jersey. we talked to one of the crews this morning. jeff malabee, from the tidewater area, he says it's hard work, but very satisfying work. >> most of the customer base is extremely grateful and we do derive a lot of swakatisfaction. you get children holding up signs. i am sure we'll get the same thing. we are there to help with practically every other utility on the eastern seaboard. >> reporter: unclear how long they will be in new jersey, but they will be working lock hours, minimum 12-hour shifts is what they are expecting. meagan mcgrath. news 4. back to you. >> thank you. today, much anticipated october jobs report comes out. final jobs report before tuesday's election, the bureau of labor statistics considered delaying the report because of hurricane sandy.
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the economy added 114,000 jobs, unemployment fell to 7.8%. >> president obama, in highway when the jobs report comes out. the president will spend most of the day in the buckeye state. he'll speak to smaller crowds today and hold much larger ral es over the weekend. the president will hold a rally at jiffy lube alongside former president clinton and singer dave matthews. the republican presidential nominee will start the day in wisconsin, and deliver hiss closing argument. from there, he heads to ohio and rallies in suburbs of columbus and cincinnati. romney, campaigned across virginia yesterday. nine more people diagnosed with fungal meningitis in an outbreak linked to tainted steroids injections, the center for disease control says almost 4 million cases reported in 19 states. the agency also dropped the death toll from the outbreak from 29 to 28, noting that
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virginia is reporting two deaths instead of three. one person died in maryland. the fda is investigating the pharmacy that made those tainted shots. two stations closed this weekend because of track work. starting tonight at 10:00, rosalynn and arlington cemetery stations will be shut down. crews will install fiber optic cables, and buses will replace trains. on the red line, single tracking between twin brook and grovener and forest glenn and tacoma. everything back to normal by monday morning. and temperatures from the lower 30s to the mid 40s right now. the model facing criticism because of what she did in the middle of a disaster zone. he asked, do you want to die? and i said no. . >> a news 4 exclusive. a woman stabbed and left for dead. police are worried her attacker
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will strike again. and your friday forecast. [ minto ] you know,ecast. those ads saying mitt romney
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would ban all abortions and contraception seemed a bit extreme. so i looked into it. turns out, romney doesn't oppose contraception at all. in fact, he thinks abortion should be an option in cases of rape, incest, or to save a mother's life. this issue's important to me, but i'm more concerned about the debt our children will be left with. i voted for president obama last time, but we just can't afford four more years. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message.
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are. welcome back. it will cost less to feed the pilgrims this thanksgiving. the annual survey says feeding a group of ten adults will cost $47.23, without any coupons. that's ten cents less than last year. including turkey, dress, sweet potatoes, rolls, peas, and cranberries and includes carrots and celery and pumpkin pie. hungry now. that is good food. >> too early morning for all that. >> aaron gilchrist, thanksgiving won't be complete without macaroni and cheese. >> and i'm going to grandma's
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this year, so it will be there. >> bring some back for me. >> no way. tom kieran, what can you tell us about the weather? >> weather and traffic on the ones. at 6:11, a chill in the air this morning. still thanks to what is left of sandy, bringing cold air down our way. a few sprinkles in west virginia and a little bit of wet snow falling in garrett county. again, all they need. after they got two field from sandy. it is cold, most of virginia, maryland, and much of west virginia down into the low to mid 30s right now. by 7:00 a.m., upper 30s, by noon time, 50. and mid 50s with clouds coming and going, 20 to 25 miles an hour. here is the even planner, cold under a clear sky by midnight. seven-day outlook.
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how is traffic? >> i-95 in virginia. head northbound, a live look from chopper 4. you can see congestion building, travel speed from quantico, about 30 minutes to get to the beltway. let's head out for a live look at 410. outbound, nice and clear. inbound, not bad at all. 295 from the beltway, that drive will take you six minutes. back to you. aaron, do not be selfish, share the mac and cheese. >> if i get on the train with it, it won't make it back to d.c. >> you have to see if you can save a little bit for us. 44 degrees. new york brought toy astandstill. rising frustration and gridlock after hurricane sandy. and a former president
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another rough day for anybody trying to get around in new york and new jersey this morning. trying to get to work, get gas, or just get out of house, people are stuck waiting in traffic for hours. nbc's harry chick ma live in newark, with more on the backups on the roads and public transportation, which is slow, if moving at all, harry.
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>> good morning, aaron. we are live here in downtown newark at the famous penn station. right now, quite infamous, the people and all of the community have been waiting in lines for gas and also now the train system. earlier, when we first got here, there was great news to report. four train lines were opened as a result of the new jersey transit great hard work. four lines to be open today. unfortunately, at 2:30 a.m., right before we went on the air for the first time, we were alerted three of the four train lines, mainline, coastline and rar i tan valley line could be shut down for the day as a result of power failure which happened due to major malfunctions this afternoon. that power failure affected the control system of these trains. now there, is some good news to report. the buss are running and there is one train line still running, the northeast corridor train, which travels from trenton to
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new york city. they were able to get that one up. three of four train lines down as a result of power failure here. and once again, lines for gas are so long right now, personally, i had to wait 2 1/2 hours to get two miles yesterday to the lincoln tunnel, because you need to have four people in your car to get through the lincoln tunnel from jersey to manhattan, once again, live in newark at penn station. i'm harry chickma. >> new york city, newark, big destinations for amtrak. is amtrak able to run through penn station into new york yet? >> reporter: right now, we have not confirmed that. only dealing with the new jersey transit lines. i haven't heard anything about amtrak. not a good sign. needless to say, the city still is in turmoil with so much work to do, and the fact we have the northeast corridor train, a major improve, but commuters
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very disappointed. want to get back on the trains, back to work. no word on amtrak, but only one new jersey transit rail running this morning, back to you. >> harry chickma, back to you. the coast guard has called off the search for a captain of a boat that sank off the coast of north carolina. crews have stopped searching for 63-year-old robin baldridge. sandy flew an 18-foot wave at the vessel. and 14 were pulled from the water. one later died. it was used in several movies. you can help people by joining nbc for a night of entertainment. hurricane sandy, coming together will air tonight on the networks of nbc universal. bruce spring screen, jon bon jovi, christina aguilera, will
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all hit the stage. you can see it right here on nbc 4, starting at 8:00. right after that at 10:00, we'll air monday night's episode of revolution, stay tuned for news 4 at 11:00. an exclusive this morning. we're hearing from a woman brutally attacked inside her northeast washington apartment. take a close look. this man forced his way into a 2 24-year-old woman's rhode island row apartment. he sexually assaulted her before trying to kill her. she screamed at the top of her lungs and fought back. >> he started stabbing me and kicking my face in. and i was just fighting as best i could. and i don't remember that much following that. but i know he was stabbing me everywhere. >> surveillance cameras caught clear images of the man.
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they want anyone who recognizes this man to give them a call right away. penn state's former president will make his first court appearance next week on charges he helped cover up the school's sex abuse scandal. graham spannier charged yesterday with perjury, endangering the welfare of children and six other charges. spanier was fired last year after leading the school for 16 years. the charges are that he deliberately covered up sex abuse by jerry sandusky. >> this was not an oversight, not misjudgment on their part this was a conspiracy by top officials working to conceal the truth. >> additional charges filed against tim curly and gary schultz. geologists in poland have discovered the largest meteorite ever found overseas. take a look at this chunk of
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space rock. six feet across and weighs 660 pounds. it was discovered in late september in central poland. geologists believe it crashed to earth around 5,000 years ago. >> how do they know it's not just a rock. >> just some dirt? >> scientists, really smart people who know these things. one of them, meteorologist tom kieran, not a geologist, but a meteorologist. >> indeed, meteorology still reeling from the aftereffects of sandy. pulling cold air down over our region. panhandle of west virginia and a few wet snowflakes in western maryland. areas in dark blue in the 30s. feels more like a december morning than it does november. four-day forecast, chillier than average to the first part of next week. cold morning, chilly afternoons, blustery wind and will continue to mid week next week when we
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might get a coastal area of low pressure, coastal storm, may give us wind and rain. wednesday, we'll keep you posted on that. i'll return in ten minutes. daniellea with a look at traffic. checking the rails. a couple of delays on the mark. a delay, 17 minutes, penn south train number 407. let's talk about the bre fredericksburg line. 302, 20-minute delay, and also equipment problems on fredericksburg train number 3 00. a ten-minute delay. beltway, no issues, clear from the interchange to van dorn and wilson bridge. about 60 miles per hour, and back over to you. >> we checked on amtrak for you. running trains in to and through new york this morning. there you go. 6:22. 44 degrees. a police officer charged with attempted murder. what he's accused of doing to a man already in handcuffs. controversy over a model's photo shoot in
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anncr: which do you believe? what mitt romney's tv ads say about women? or what mitt romney himself says? mitt romney: do i believe the supreme court... should overturn roe v. wade? yes. and it would be my preference that they, that they... reverse roe v. wade. hopefully reverse roe v. wade. overturn roe v. wade. planned parenthood, we're going to get rid of that. i'll cut off funding to planned parenthood. anncr: no matter what mitt romney's ads say. we know what he'll do. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message.
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a brazilian model not winning many fans with this photo shoot. she posted is he duseductively. the former playboy brazil model possessed in other disasters, including sinking the "titanic." >> you set yourself up. >> that's mean. >> those sorts of things they post on facebook to poke fun at popular culture. actor george clooney, an active political fund-raiser, it is in his blood. >> he's a distant relative to abraham lincoln. half first cousin five times removed from president lincoln. lincoln's mother, half sister of clooney's fourth great
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grandmother. you got that too? just before the new movie hits theaters, ancestry, free access to more than 20,000 documents showcasing lincoln's life. "lincoln" opens nationwide next friday. clooney and brad pitt are friends. and since brad pitt is related to president obama, one upping? >> tom hanks. >> and matt damon will have to come in. >> all very special people. 6:27 right now. today's forecast, and a look at the weekend. weather and traffic on the ones, next. a man accused in a string of pipe bomb attacks. wait until you hear what happens when police try to arrest him. the sentence charlie rose: will you endorse president obama?
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colin powell: yes. when he took over we were in one of the... worst recessions we had seen in recent times... close to a depression. and i saw, over the next several years, stabilization... come back in the financial community. housing is starting to pick up. the president saved the auto industry. and the actions he's taken with respect to... protecting us from terrorism have been very, very solid. and so, i think we ought to keep on the track that we are on. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message.
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this morning ace, sandy's impact not over for millions. the cost expected to cost $50 billion in damages. meantime, people in new york and new jersey, just trying to get around by car aren't having much luck. thousands of cars are stuck, waiting in miles long lines for hours, just to fill up their gas tanks. crews are still working around the clock to pump water out of subway system. no word yet on when flooded stations will be drained, repaired, and reopened. trains running will be free today. just one school system in our area, feeling the effects of sandy. pendleton county schools in west virginia on a two-hour delay in morning. good morning, welcome to news 4 today. >> it is friday, november 2, 2012. we'll check the forecast. 6:31. time for weather and traffic on the ones. here is tom. >> feeling more like december than november. a blustery northwest wind, still being affected by sandy which is
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spinning away up over eastern canada, bringing down cold air from canada, and also a few clouds that have been coming in and producing sprinkles, patches of green, panel of west virginia to allegheny and those look like parts of garrett county, getting a few sprinkles there, may make their way into frederick and washington counties, perhaps in another hour or so, and perhaps into louden county as well. and you should stay dry. mostly cloudy period here for the next couple of hours, and right now, under those clouds, look at culpepper. 30 degrees there. manassas, down to 34. leesburg, 37. in the upper 30s. montgomery, articlington, fairfax county. winds increasing too. 8:00 a.m., 40. sunshine breaking out this morning and during the afternoon as we reach the mid 50s. winds gusting to 25 miles an hour this afternoon. i'll be back with a look at your friday evening planner and a look at first four traffic this friday morning with danella.
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>> thanks, tom. happy friday. traveling on i-66, here is what's happening. eastbound 66, westbound, nice and clear from the beltway. no accidents. eastbound, not bad at fairfax county. you get closer to the beltway, sluggish, nutley, crowding as you head toward the beltway. checking travel speeds, 32 miles per hour. thrive will take you 18 minutes from fairfax county parkway to the bellway. outer loop, starting to slowdown. from i-59 to colesville road, the bulk of your delays. to i-270, that drive will take you 11 minutes. i'm back in ten. aaron, over to you. and now we're live at the desk with breaking campaign news. >> we just learned where mitt romney will be making some of his final stops this campaign. in fairfax county. he'll hold a rally at noon in lynchburg, virginia. and another at george mason
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university. president obama has spent some time at the school as well. there twice in october. the two candidates making a final campaign blitz across key states. virginia is one of them. they are both in ohio today. 6:34. a district heights police officer charged with attempted murder for allegedly shooting a handcuffed suspect in the back. he'll be in court. sergeant johnny wily accused of shooting calvin kyle, whom he pulled over for riding a stolen motorcycle, after he was handcuffed and put in the back of a police car. kyle tried to run and that's when riley shot him. kyle is paralyzed from the waist down. federal prosecutors say former d.c. council chair kwame brown should spend six days in jail and three years on probation for bank fraud. court papers filed yesterday. brown resigned from council back in june after admitting he gave false information on applications to get two loans from banks worth more than 200,000. he could be sentenced up to six
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months in prison for his crime. prosecutors say brown accepted responsibility for his misconduct and has no prior criminal record. the actual sentencing by a federal judge is set for november 3 1 3th. could be weeks or months before the man accused of throwing pipe bombs at three morn virginia homes is extradited to the commonwealth. laurence stewart ii was arrested. he drove all the way to the northwest and threw the bombs. police believe he was targeting his ex-girlfriend and two law enforcement officers who arrested him in the past. >> we've taken this very personal. this is a detective and deputy who was targeted, they and their families, as a result of just doing their jobs, in addition to that, this was an attack on an innocent victim of domestic violence, so we've taken this very personal. >> he could face charges in montana. police tried to pull him over there for speeding and he sped
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off, leading officers on a high-speed chase and threw several bombs at the officers during the chase before they were able to disable his car. he tried to run, but officers caught him. 6:36 is the time right now. the kind of story commuters don't want to hear. metro bus drivers falling asleep on the job. residence coto versy over whether new york should host a marathon while it's still a disaster zone. apple making a big bet on a installeder product. details on today's debut. >> watching the roads
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scientists say this
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better late than never for a halloween tradition. two-day delay for the annual dupont circle high heel race. it was supposed to happen on
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tuesday. postponed because of the storm. the heels, the makeup, the overall pageantry if you will. bold and colorful, just as usual. this is the 26th year for that race. >> i love this story. an elephant in south korea has learned to speak like a human. >> walk. run. >> that's the sound of an elephant named kasik. scientists say he has learned no work five words in korean. he tucks his trunk inside his mouth. this is amazing. he can say hello, sit down, no, lie down, and good. they think he started speaking because he was lonely. it is still unclear whether he actually understand what he is saying. >> that is sad. he's talking to himself. >> we need people -- his keepers and handlers need to talk to him. hello, sit down. >> what was he saying that we
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just heard? >> i don't know. >> coming up on 6:41 this friday morning. a look at your forecast. here is tom kieran. >> as we get going this friday morning, need a winter coat. temperatures in the region down to the 30s in most areas. clouds have been coming in. the north and west, little patches of green. panhandle of west virginia up to western maryland, few spots in the western maryland in garrett county, getting a few snow flurries, areas in dark blue in the 30s. covers most of virginia, maryland, to west virginia this morning and a few isolated places are actually down a little below freezing, including culpepper toward manassas, near the freezing mark, by 8:00 a.m., 30s to 40. a lot of clouds, and into the mid 50s mid afternoon. winds gusting to 25 miles an hour. diminish this evening. evening planner, a cold night. and a look at the weekend to next week. that's in ten minutes.
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danella, how is traffic? >> a situation in anne arundel county. this is richie highway, route 50, the crash involves an empty school bus and ia deer. good news, hey, it's friday. light volume this time of morning, making your way from duke street, just a little bit of congestion, not much. continuing over the 14th street bridge. nice commute into the city. travel speeds on average, 45 miles per hour. only 14 minutes to make that trip. back in ten. back over to you. 6:42. we are at the live desk with breaking news. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we got off the phone with fauquier county police. one person is dead after an officer-involved shooting. an accident involving a drunk driver near the stafford county line. the investigation took them down the street to a resident in the 12,000 block of tacette mill.
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some sort of altercation occurred, and a male was shot and killed. this entire area is blocked off. police say they will be on the scene for some time. as we get more information, of course, we'll pass it along. thank you, melissa. metro is working to reduce bus driver fatigue. operators fell asleep at the wheel 68 times over the past two years. drive cams capture the drivers nodding off. the bus activates when the bus makes a sudden stop or stop suddenly. half of those drivers worked two shifts in one day. and amtrak service getting back up to speed on the northeast corridor. tra trains running between new york and new york city this morning. and the rail system is in talks
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to borrow trains from canada to provide more service to hard-hit new jersey and new york. some progress this morning in new york city's flooded subway tunnels. the water slowly pumped out. some water has receded on its own. no word when service through lower manhattan which saw the most amount of flooding of that particular borough is expected to be back up and running. entire system running on limited service. new york city marathon will go on as scheduled sunday morning. the group in charge of the race says it has turned the event into a fund-raiser to help victims of sandy. controversy surrounding sunday's race. some felt it would be trivial or too much of a burden on police. race organizers belief there is a 20% dropoff from last year because of the storm. frustrations mounting five days after sandy made landfall. many have been unable to go back to their homes because of impassable roads.
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danielle leigh is live this morning. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. behind me, the once world-famous bustling atlantic city boardwalk dismantled and empty. unrecognizable. u.s. long road to recovery, fema begins to open disaster centers, more than 30,000 have asked for aid. crews trying to remove debris and trying to get power back on in certain parts of new jersey, entire gas systems need to be rebuilt. hundreds still locked out. haven't been able to find out if their homes are still standing after sandy and losing patience. frustrated that this recovery can't happen sooner. newcomb i had cakeses because of sandy. traffic jams, long lines for gas and gas rationing, and there may be no rest for the weary. a winter storm headed this way and could get here well before
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many get power back on next week. rising health concerns in some new england towns that experienced heavy flooding. in bridgeport, connecticut, the basements of hundreds of homes were flooded. now the musty garbage lines the streets, along with sewage that was brought to the surface, is making them sick. dom mondayon virginia has restored power to customers in our area, and now they are helping to get the lights on to hundreds in new jersey who are still in the dark. crews leaving today from national harbor and that's where news 4's meagan mcgrath is this morning. >> good morning. we have the staging area here at the gaylord hotel in national harbor. crews are sleeping, getting more shut eye before the huge task ahead of them. take a look at the trucks they have here. leaving in waves, the first wave leaving here this morning around
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7:30. when it's all said and done, 1,500 crews going to new jersey. first to the blue claw stadium in lakewood new jersey, they will get marching orders, and specific assignments. could be gone as long as two weeks helping out those in new jersey. they have cones, coolers in the like. they have a lot of equipment on the trucks. the idea here? to be self-sufficient, so they can do their job and dent have to worry about things like fuel and food. >> they are going to bring our own fuel. we'll -- if needed, we have containers that can help us out. sometimes you can run into long lines trying to get fuel. and the trucks need fuel to run, so we'll be self-sufficient when we get up there. >> reporter: a huge operation, some very long hours ahead of them, working at least -- excuse me, 12 hour shifts, possibly
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longer. safety is the number one priority. right now trying to rest up crews as much as possible before they send them off, because they've got a big job ahead of them, a lot of damage. they are not quite sure what to expect, but they know it will be a very big job. reporting live from national harbor, meagan mcgrath. back to you. >> hurricane sandy coming together will raise money, an all-star benefit telethon featuring christina aguilera, jon bon jovi, bruce springsteen, and you can see it here at 8:00. today, the ipad mini goes on sale. it doesn't seem to be creating the same kind of buzz as previous apple products. this is yoido from earlier this morning. only one person camped out. the version of the popular tablet, two inches smaller. the cheapest version is $329.
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there are those with more storage and 3 g impanc capabili. microsoft could be ready to jump into the smartphone game. a new report that could change the election as well. cnbc's mandy drury with details. >> stocks slightly lower. a big day today, the october jobs report. the final set of numbers before election day next week. economists expecting another month of modest, but not stellar job growth. calling for an increase of 125,000 in company payrolls last month, and the unemployment expected to particular up to 7.9%. you won't see the full impact of hurricane sandy until next month's jobs report. microsoft working with asian suppliers to southeast its own smartphone design.
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unclear if it will go into mass production, the phone screen between four and five inches. iphone 5 has a four-inch screen, and the samsung galaxy measured 4.8 inches. the pay pal gets into the paypal service. if you buy anything for the holidays using paypal and see it less elsewhere it will reimburse the difference up to $1,000. that includes air travel. you must submit a refund form and receipt. a screen shot of the lower price or original printed ad. those are things we are watching today. back to you. >> mandy, thank you. hundreds of people, both real and puppet, are expected to gather tomorrow for the million puppet march, right here in washington. demonstrators will voice support for public funding for public
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broadcasting. the organizer was inspired after hearing mitt romney saying he wanted to get rid of funding for pbs. you going to ask the big question? >> will big bird be there? i'm guessing so. this close to halloween. 6:51. tom here with the forecast. >> all eyes on the weekend and boy, do we deserve it. coming up, we will have a chilly pattern continuing through the weekend. you will need your winter coat now. there is the washington monument, under a cloudy sky. 44 at reagan national. that's the warm spot. on the warmer waters of the potomac. down into the chilly 30s, and we've had this cloud cover coming in from the west. and that's been producing a few sprinkles, patches of green in and around the potomac, this
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little patch of sprinkles, might make it into montgomery county shortly. clouds will close in there. manassas, right at freezing, culpepper, arlington, prince georges county, only in the mid 30s now and for your morning commute, dress warmly. it's going to be just a built of a light breeze coming in out of the north and west, and hovering in the 30s to near 40. winds increase for the lunch hour. by then, upper 40s to around 50. winds gusting 25 miles per hour and by the afternoon hours, peeking in the mid 50s and winds diminish tonight, and blustery again on saturday. storm team 4 four-day forecast, showing chill continuing. afternoon highs in the low 50s and partly cloudy. winds diminish on sunday, turning clocks back saturday night. sun set, an hour earlier. sunny day with afternoons into the mid 50s.
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great weather for the skins game. and high school and college games tomorrow, back to work and school. and a coll start. and election day looks like it will be chilly and dry. might get a coastal storm bringing wind and rain. stay tuned. we'll keep you posted on that. a look at your commute with danella. i'm following an ax. est bound on burdenic road. right lane, and here is your delays, in dell city. lorton, stop and go to get to the beltway. i-95 northbound. no accidents, though. prince william parkway. 37 miles per hour, and the drive will take 21 minutes to get to the beltway. southbound i southbound i- 95, nice and clear, and about a nine-minute drive from the beltway. back over to you.
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right now, space shuttle "atlantis," making its final journey. a live look at the kennedy space center, "atlantis," moving ten miles from the vehicle assembly building where it has been stored. going to the space senatcenter' visitors complex. "atlantis" not expected to go on display until next summer. the last of the shuttles to move to its retirement home. expect delays this weekend on metro as two stations will be closed because of station repairs. workers installing fiber optic cables and making other repairs. the rossland and arlington cemetery stations will be closed. foggy bottom and pentagon on the blue line. red line, single tracking between twin brook and grovner and forest glean and tacoma.
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everything back to norm a.m. monday morning. polls open from 8:00 to 9:00 tonight. governor o'malley extends through today. and sand ooy forced polling cens to be closed on monday and tuesday. in virginia, wait until tomorrow to wait to vote absentee in person. you have to meet certain criteria that prevent you from going to polls on election day. find list of polling places on our website. time for a last look at weather and traffic. >> a few breaks in the cloud. we're over looking the pa tom accident. sunrise more than a half hour away. breezy and chilly. partly cloudy. chill remains into next week. danella, how is traffic?
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>> a lot better than yesterday. still seeing delays, outer loop of the beltway. new hampshire avenue. sluggish to i-270. drive will take you 17 minutes. >> that is news 4 today. thank you for starting your day us with. "today" is next. back in 25 minutes with weather, traffic, breaking news. we're back tomorrow -- monday actually. hope to see you then. have a great weekend. >> have a good weekend, everybody. anncr: it's said that character is what we do...
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